I have already discussed the importance of personal branding in previous blog posts. Your blog represents you, so you need to make sure it is correctly portrayed to readers and users. Here are some tips that you can use to kickstart your personal brand or blog.
Meet Your Neighbors
Joining any community will allow you to meet others who are just like you. There are plenty of social networks, along with forums that you can join, participate in and read up on. By visiting these sites on a regular basis, you can make your presence known and be recognized in the community. If you find that there is no community for your specific interests, you can always start your own and find others who want to be a part of it!
Make Your Contributions
On many blogs you can read their FAQ’s to see if they accept guest posts or not. A lot of the time, they will. This is the perfect opportunity to get your name and blog out there. Having your post on someone else’s blog is a great way to link back to your own. If your guest posts succeed, it is also a way to become a regular contributor, earning yourself credibility.
Free = Good
They say the best things in life are free. That may be the case. If you have free resources to give to your readers, do it. An E-book, audio or video are all great resources that are also easy to share. Because it is free and costs nothing to the users, they are more willing to share and pass it on to others who may benefit from it.
Whatever you can do to get your name out there – in a good way is best for branding your blog. Join communities, make your name known and share resources to better brand yourself!